September 21, 2021

Illinois now 51% fully vaccinated against COVID-19; another 3,428 new cases announced

Most COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Illinois since June 2

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,428 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths for the weekend and a total of 13,290,344 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For the weekend, the state administered 34,260 shots.

The state received the results of 80,658 COVID-19 tests on Saturday and Sunday combined. The state’s positivity rate went up to 4.3%.

Illinois has seen 1,425,219 total cases of the virus, and 23,451 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 26,960,921 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 977 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since June 2. Of those, 212 were in intensive care units, and 84 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 14,948,895 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 13,290,344 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 6,505,883 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 51.06% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,149,221 (56.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,897,873 (72.9%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,804,807 (58.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,376,049 (74.9%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,542,522 (75.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,872,044 (91.6%)

There can be as much as a 72-hour delay in reporting from health care providers on vaccines administered.

In northern Illinois, here is the percentage of the population fully vaccinated by county:

Chicago: 51.93%

Suburban Cook: 55.17%

Lake: 52.09%

McHenry: 50.36%

DuPage: 59.62%

Kane: 50.17%

Will: 50.03%

Kendall: 51.56%

La Salle: 44.72%

Grundy: 42.71%

DeKalb: 43.61%

Ogle: 43.55%

Lee: 46.93%

Whiteside: 43.21%

Bureau: 42.40%

Regional update: All 11 regions in the state are in Phase 5.

Regional data from the IDPH remains on a three-day lag.

The North Suburban (McHenry and Lake counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.6%. Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 6.6%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 4.0%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable one out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 40 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.5%. Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.7%, and DuPage County’s increased to 4.4%.

Hospitalizations have increased for 10 consecutive days in this region. The region is up to 73 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 4.9%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable three out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 41 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The North (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.5%.

Currently, 16% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 3.0%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 1.0%, and Whiteside County’s went up to 2.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable four out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 30 total COVID-19 hospitalizations.

The North-Central (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren and Woodford counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.9%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 3.6%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for one out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 78 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate increased to 3.0%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for one out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate increased to 3.6%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for 10 consecutive days in this region.

John Sahly

John Sahly

John Sahly is the digital editor for the Shaw Media Local News Network. He has been with Shaw Media since 2008, previously serving as the Northwest Herald's digital editor, and the Daily Chronicle sports editor and sports reporter.